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Zoom Installers

  • Zoom Installation Packages and Browser Plug-ins (Chrome/Firefox)
    • Windows - Zoom Client for Meetings and the Zoom Plug-in for Outlook
    • Mac - Zoom Client for Meetings and the Zoom Plug-in for Outlook
    • Web - Zoom Chrome Extension and Zoom Firefox Extension
    • Phone/Tablet - Zoom can be installed from the App Store or Google Play Store

 

Meeting Settings

SettingOnOffNotes/Recommendation
Host VideoHost webcam starts when they join the meeting.Host webcam must be turned on by the host.Recommend: On
Participant VideoParticipant webcam starts when they join the meeting.Host has to allow participant to activate their webcam.Recommend: On
Audio Type
  • Telephone and Computer Audio enables conference call-in numbers that can be found once you've logged into the meeting.
    • A separate window will appear on login, select the Phone Call tab to find the numbers.
  • Telephone will limit participation to the provided call-in numbers only.
  • Computer Audio will limit participation to microphone and speakers.

Recommend: Telephone and Computer Audio

Join before hostAllows participants to join the meeting early if the host hasn't arrived yet.Only allows participants to join once the host has joined the meeting.

This will allow participants to join early and should probably be on for most meetings.

Recommend: On

Use Personal Meeting ID (PMI) when scheduling a meetingUses the PMI and means any meeting you schedule will use your personal room.Allows the user to schedule meetings without using their personal room.
  • Personal Meeting ID is a number assigned to a permanent room you always have available.
    • This room should generally be used for unscheduled meetings.
  • This doesn't need to be on for scheduled meetings.

Recommend: Off

Mute participants upon entryMutes participant mic upon joining, must request host permission to speak.Enables participant mic when they join, allowing them to speak freely.

Useful for preventing interruptions by participants joining late.

May cause confusion for participants thinking they have a hardware problem.

Recommend: Off

Calendar IntegrationAllows scheduled Zoom meetings to be saved to your calendar, requires plug-in.Prevents scheduled Zoom meetings from being saved to your calendar.Recommend: On
Upcoming meeting reminderAllows the Zoom client to show desktop notifications when you have an upcoming meeting.Prevents to the Zoom client from showing desktop notifications when you have any upcoming meeting.

Will pop-up desktop notifications from your Zoom client when a meeting is coming up, probably not necessary if you have already integrated with your calendar.

Recommend: Off

ChatAllows participants to send chat messages that can be read by the entire class.Prevents participants from sending chat messages to the entire class.Recommend: On
Private ChatAllows participants to send private chat messages to each other.Prevents participants from sending private chat messages to each other.Recommend: On
Play sound when participants join or leaveAllows all participants to hear when a participant joins the meeting.Prevents everyone from hearing when a participant joins the meeting.

This can additionally be set so that either all participants hear when someone joins or that only the host hears when someone joins.

Recommend: On

File transferAllows hosts/participants to share files via the chat interface.Prevents hosts/participants from sharing files via the chat interface.Recommend: On
Co-hostAllows the host to add or elevate participants to co-hosts in meeting.Prevents the host from adding or elevating participants to co-host status.Recommend: On
PollingAllows the host to create surveys to send out to participants.Disables the polling controls available to the host.Recommend: On
Always show meeting control toolbarShows a small toolbar at the bottom of the screen with the meeting tools.Hides the toolbar, which can be brought up anytime you move your mouse over the main window.Recommend: On
Show Zoom windows during screen shareCauses participant, chat and other windows to appear while sharing your screen.Hides everything but the screen being shared and the toolbar.Recommend: On
AnnotationAllows participants to use drawing tools to mark up the screen while it is being shared.Prevents participants from using drawing tools to mark up the screen during screen sharing.Recommend: On
WhiteboardAllows participants to bring up the whiteboard function and use mark up tools.Prevents participants from bringing up the whiteboard function.Recommend: On
Remote ControlAllows the person sharing their screen to pass control of the shared screen to others.Prevents the person sharing their screen from passing control of the shared screen to others.Recommend: On
Nonverbal feedbackAllows participants in a meeting to use emojis and other non-verbal feedback available from the participants panel.Prevents participants in a meeting from using emojis and other non-verbal feedback available from the participants panel.Recommend: On
Allow removed participants to rejoinAllows participants removed from a meeting to rejoin later.Prevents participants removed from a meeting from rejoining.Recommend: On
Breakout roomAllows host to split meeting into separate smaller rooms then bring them back together.Prevents host from splitting meeting into separate smaller rooms then bring them back together.Recommend: On



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